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Josh Rager Quartet

Josh is a JUNO nominated (Nikky Yanofsky 2008) pianist/organist, arranger, composer, and teacher based in Montreal, Canada. Throughout his 20-year career he has performed extensively in Japan, Europe, and North America. In 2005 he was nominated for the Prix du Festival at the Montreal International Jazz festival. In 2007 he played Carnegie Hall with Nikky Yanofsky appearing also on her JUNO nominated debut DVD/CD “Ella…I swing of thee”. In 2009 he received a commission from The European Broadcasting Union to compose a jazz suite for two pianos which was recorded by CBC at its premiere and broadcast internationally.

His 2018 album “Dreams and Other Stories” was nominated for Jazz Album of the Year by ADISQ. In addition to his own projects, Josh is an in-demand sideman performing with visiting national and international artists and appearing. Josh is also a dedicated educator at Concordia University where he is associate professor. Some of the names that Josh has performed and/or recorded with include: Ingrid Jensen, Walt Weiskopf, Lage Lund, Donny McCaslin, Ed Cherry, Steve Davis, Ira Coleman, Joe Morrello, Pat Labarbera, Kevin Dean, Kirk MacDonald.

Josh Rager – Piano
Sam Kirmayer – guitar
Alec Walkington – bass
Andre white – drums

Youtube video: “Stairway to the stars”

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